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Virtual reality to create an 'Internet of experience' by 2030

Virtual and augmented reality will transform the way in which we consume online content by the year 2030. A new report looking at how emerging technologies will change the future suggested that the web will evolve into the 'Internet of experience.'

American Airlines looks to the IBM Cloud to end travel hell

The airline is starting to move its online services to IBM's cloud network, beginning with its website, apps and airport kiosks, as well as a handful of internal processes.

'Fog computing' could be more important than the cloud

Cloud computing has taken off in recent years, driven by increased demand for artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. Now a new concept could surpass the cloud though, bringing in a 'fog' of files with even greater power.

Amazon typo took the Internet down on Tuesday

Amazon has revealed the cause of a service outage to its Web Services cloud platform earlier this week. The problem caused many major websites and apps to be inaccessible for a short time. The company blamed human error, citing a typo as the root cause.

Cloud computing innovation coming for Windows

Microsoft, busy on developing a new version of Windows 10, will not be happy that designs for new platform have been leaked online. The key update is a cloud-based competitor to Google's cloud-based ChromeOS.

Cloud computing comes to medical software

A new developer platform for healthcare professionals has been developed. Called the HealthTap Cloud, the software is designed to herald in a range of health applications designed for use in the hospital setting.

New model to improve security of cloud computing

Adding a cell structure to cloud-based computing provides a system that is resilient to external compromise and one that severely limits the ability of an attacker to further exploit the organization beyond the cell.

Cloud computing used to analyze microbiological samples

London - The use of cloud computing as a business tool is well-established. The take-up in the science world has been more varied. As an example of the application, the world’s biggest microbial genome project is taking advantage of cloud-based platforms.

Cisco finds most companies now use over 1,000 cloud services

Cisco has found that the average company now uses over 1,000 services based in the cloud across all of its various operations and employees. Cisco has now launched a new tool to help IT administrators manage all these outside connections.

Oracle is back to using aggressive tactics again to sell cloud

Oracle is using the so-called nuclear option to sell its cloud products, even for businesses that don't need them or want them.

Op-Ed: 3 reasons your small business needs to adopt the cloud now

If your small business relies strictly on hardware and physical servers to store your critical data, you're one small incident away from business disaster.

Review: Cloud Warriors is a trivia game played on a Twitter wall Special

Toronto - Everyone has heard of cloud computing, but for the first time ever, an event promoter in Mississauga, Ont. has created cloud competing. Cloud Warriors is a cool new trivia game played by using smartphones to tweet answers to a Twitter Wall.

Google to offer genome storage facility

The Internet search giant Google has added its name to a number of other companies offering cloud computing and genome storage for scientists.

Op-Ed: Cloud computing deployment models and applications

Increasingly businesses of all sizes from different industries are adapting to the digital revolution the Internet has brought along with it.

Op-Ed: Demystifying the cloud

Have you been searching, eyes cast up at the heavens, wondering where all of these files you supposedly saved to the “cloud” might be? If this is you, you are not alone, but you may already know more about the “cloud” than you think.

CenturyLink opens new Shakopee data center

Shakopee - Tech company CenturyLink’s new Shakopee data center in Minnesota signals a move from traditional telephone services into cloud computing. The center also boasts having less operational downtime.

IBM opens advanced cloud computing center

IBM has successfully started one state of the art data center in the Hong Kong for its SoftLayer cloud computing service providing division. This is part of IBM's strategy to strengthen its cloud computing business operations across the globe.

Op-Ed: Cloud-based approaches may protect companies from cyberwarfare

The goal of every good company is to keep customers happy and provide the best service possible, while maintaining efficiency and making profit, but in times of “cyberwarfare,” companies and customers alike are feeling uneasy doing business.

Rapyuta, Roboearth's collective brain for robots goes live

It’s not quite the Borg Collective of Star Trek fame but this week, the prospect of sentient, reasoning robots took a step closer as the European Roboearth project deployed its alpha version of a standardised knowledge base for robots.

Cloud computing wave takes over Wall Street firms

New York - It seems even Wall Street is heading to the Cloud. No longer are individuals, small businesses and organizations using cloud storage, but various Wall Street firms are adopting cloud computing practices as well.

Netflix unavailable to some customers on Christmas

Atlanta - Netflix customers across North America were forced to interact with their family members or find alternate entertainment on Christmas Eve due to a streaming media outage.

Half of Americans think bad weather affects 'cloud computing'

The survey has found that while many Americans have heard of cloud computing, they don't really understand what it means. Most believe it can be affected by the weather, while some think it refers to pillows, drugs, toilet paper or a mysterious network.

Op-Ed: The future of media consumption driven by two-screen universe

In discussing the future of media, it is important to address the underlying present-day technologies that are governing the transformations and directions to come.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says beware cloud computing

Steve Wozniak expressed grave concerns about the future of cloud computing Sunday in light of a former Gizmodo employee’s account being hacked.

Op-Ed: New MS Office for Cloud unveiled, but what about security?

Sydney - Microsoft is now selling the new Office due for release next year. It’s basically an “Office Mobile” setup to be used as a Cloud app, with Skydrive saves direct on to a server. Fine, but why is nobody talking about security?

Op-Ed: Advantage Servers as Cloud hype hits the hard dollars

Sydney - If you can remember the huge hype that came with the original internet, you’ll recognize the arrival of the hard sell for Cloud computing. They haven’t actually come up with a hymn called “Nearer My Server To Thee”, but it’ll be there somewhere.

Google Drive launch to store your digital content on its servers

Google Drive, the online cloud storage service, is at last upon us. Going head to head with competitors Dropbox and Microsoft's Skydrive, Google Drive will offer all users 5GB of free storage.

Op-Ed: Mobile versus desktop — Windows 8, Mountain Lion 'phone-like'

Sydney - You could be forgiven for thinking that computer design had become more like fashion design reading the information about the new Windows and Apple systems. "Market wisdom" is pitting the boxes against the phones.

Dropbox, file sharing service, accused of lying to users

A Ph.D. student has filed a complaint against the file sharing service Dropbox, alleging that they lied to their customers and put their information at risk.

Op-Ed: No recession in tech industry

"It's pretty crazy, actually. It's the right time to be studying computer science." Stanford junior Feross Aboukhadijeh's words sting "would've, could've, should've" irony into many his elder, yet Feross's generation takes an optimistic head-first plunge.
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